Several dental problems cause the bone around the tooth to degenerate. Once the bone recedes, it causes the face to sag, making the patient look old. Bone loss could also hinder dental restoration procedures from being executed. Here at Dental Arts Associates, we offer bone grafting treatment in Wauwatosa, WI to restore lost bone.
Dental bone grafting is a procedure that is done to stimulate the formation of the bone where excessive degeneration occurred. The procedure involves gaining access to the bone by making a surgical cut in the gums. After exposing the bone, the grafting material will be carefully placed in the affected area, and it will be covered by a barrier for proper healing. The bone that will be used can be taken out from the body or it could be a synthetic bone material.
Types of Dental Grafting Procedure
- Sinus Lift Procedure
Sinus lift procedure is performed when the bone in the upper jaw is not enough, or if the sinuses are close to the jaw. During the process, the sinus membrane will be elevated in the back area of the upper jaw, and the bone graft will then be placed on the sinus floor.
- Ridge Augmentation
Dental implants require good bone density for a high success rate. If the bone is not enough, ridge augmentation is performed. Ridge augmentation is a process that rebuilds the height of the bone. It is done by placing a bone graft material to where implants will be placed.
- Socket Bone Preservation
It is common for a bone to recedes after the tooth extraction, but socket bone grafting could preserve the area. The procedure is done after the extraction process by placing a bone graft at the site. Socket bone grafting will help in maintaining the bone level for future implants.
Local anesthesia can be used in executing the procedure, but if the patient requires a higher level of relaxation, Sedatives will be administered. After the procedure, it is common for the grafting site to be sore but it only lasts for a couple of days. The grafting site will be ready for implants once it is fully healed.
If you wish to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, do not let bone loss come in the way. Give us a call at (414) 214-0866 or visit us at 11600 W North Ave Wauwatosa, WI 53226. We offer services for Bone Grafting in Wauwatosa, WI. At Dental Arts Associates, we make sure that our patients get the best possible solutions for their missing teeth and lost bone.